Saturday, September 29, 2012

2 Boys, 1 Bedroom :-)

We have been wanting to get Jude out of his crib and into a big boy bed for a little while now but we had some decisions to make before we could do so.  We had Eli in a toddler bed, another toddler bed we could use and a full size bed we could use.  Eli was getting kind of long for his toddler bed so I was really wanting to get him into a bigger bed but a full size bed just seemed so big for him.  Plus the boys have been talking about wanting to share a room.  We ended up with the perfect solution.  Mom and Dad R had a set of twin beds in their guest room and were considering trading them in for a full size bed so we switched them!  Now we have 2 twin beds for our 2 big boys!  Eli's room is the bigger room so we got all their stuff into the green room!  We went to walmart to get some sheets and I had planned on getting red because both of their blankets my mom had made them had red in them but when they saw all the color choices Jude asked for orange so I said why not!  And then Eli picked out green of course! :-)  They were so excited to get their beds put together and the room all done! 
Jude on his orange bed!
Eli on his green bed!
Pillow, blanket, and lots of friends!
My baby boy has a big boy bed!
Eli's side of the room
Jude's side of the room
I think it looks like such a big boy room now and I love it!
All ready to go to bed in their new room!
Isabel had to jump in the picture too :-)

Ready for their first night in their new beds!

Good night Jude!
Good night Eli!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Muffins with Mom

 Today was a very special day for me!  I got to take Eli to school and stay for special Muffins with Mom!  It was such a wonderful time!  I got to see him in his classroom and with his friends, of course he was super quiet.  He showed me a few different things they have been working on and he was very proud of all his work.  We had muffins that the students had helped make and we also had some juice.  I am really glad that I was able to do this with Eli.  I really wish that I could take and pick Eli up from school each day but that just isn't possible right now but I want to make sure that I am able to be a part of his preschool experience.   I am so proud of my big guy!
Mommy and Eli
My big guy :-)
This is what he brought home :-)

Monday, September 17, 2012

10 Years Later

This weekend I was able to go to my 10 year high school reunion.  I hadn't planned on going but once I heard a few of my close friends were all going I couldn't pass up the chance to hang out with my girls all together!  We went out to dinner before hand and it was so much fun to catch up.  I still see these girls but not as much as I would like.  Our friend Michelle was visiting from Arizona so it had been about 4 years since I had seen her.  After dinner we headed over to the reunion.  It was a very fun night.  I hadn't seen most of the people since we graduated.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Eli's First Day of Preschool!

Today was Eli's first day of preschool and boy was he excited!  He has been looking forward to this day for quite a few months and he woke up ready to go!  I was a little more apprehensive about it.  I knew he would do great but I wasn't sure how I would do without him.  He has never been away from me unless he was with family so this was very new for us.
I took the day off so that I could take him and pick him up for his first day.  There is no way I could miss out on this HUGE milestone.  Eli got up at 7:00 and was ready to go.  He usually likes to lounge around for a little while before he has breakfast and gets dressed but this morning he got dressed right away and then asked for breakfast.  After he finished his breakfast he got his shoes and backpack on and said he was ready to go, but we still had an hour before we needed to go.  That gave me lots of time for some pictures!
I took the day off from babysitting so that I could take Eli to his first day.  Mike's mom came over to stay with Jude and Isabel so that Mike and I could have some special time with Eli.  He was jumping up and down when we got there he was so excited.  We went down to his classroom, he hung up his backpack, took a picture with his teacher, gave us quick hugs, and then went into his classroom.  I can't deny there were a few tears but I am just so proud of him and I can't believe my baby boy is big enough to go to school.
We were all excited to go get him!  Jude was excited that he got to go this time!  As his teacher brought him out to us she said he had a great day and that he got to be the teacher's helper today.  He told us that meant that he got to hold the flag!  He was beaming from ear to ear as he told us about his day!  He said they got to paint a picture of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, they played outside, they had popsicles, and it was lots and lots of fun!  He said it was the best day ever and I couldn't be happier for him!  I know he is going to do great!
Eli's First Day of Preschool
All ready to go with  some sleepy eyes still :-)
His big boy backpack
Eli and Mommy
Eli and Daddy
The whole family ready for Eli's big day!

Grandma and the big preschooler!

In front of his preschool

Eli and his teacher
Jude waiting to pick up Eli
All done and ready to go!

Eli got to pick where we went for a special lunch and he picked the breakfast restaurant (Bob Evans) :-)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Eli's Preschool Open House

Eli and I got to go check out his preschool open house this morning!  We got to see his classroom and meet his teachers.  It was a lot of fun and he is very excited to start preschool on Friday!  I am excited for him but I am sure that I will be holding back a few tears when we drop him off (or I will be trying to hold back my tears/sobs).  I just can't believe that my baby boy is old enough for preschool.  It will be good for him to be around other kids his age and to have to listen to someone besides  mommy.  He had fun checking out the toys today with a few other boys that are in his class.  There were a few kids that just wanted to sit with their mom's today, but Eli was ready to go!  I stood back and let him have a good time. :-) The only time he looked for me was when he needed to go to the bathroom then it was right back to playing!  I am so proud of him and I am excited to see what he does this year, I know he is going to love it!

Eli was excited to read the letter he got from hi teachers in the mail this morning!

All dressed and ready to go!  How handsome is this little preschooler!

Coloring his picture
After they were done coloring the teachers hung their pictures up in the hallway!  Eli is excited to show daddy where his picture is hanging!

Checking out the reading chair
He was excited to find this pirate hat!

Monday, September 3, 2012

New Shoes

Since Eli will be starting preschool this week we thought it was a good time to get him some new shoes.  Of course that means some new shoes for Jude as well. :-)  We took them to Shoe.Carnival and let them pick out some new shoes.  Eli was drawn right to some green shoes and Jude quickly found some orange shoes.  We had them each try on a few different pairs to make sure we had some that were a good fit.  They were both very excited to get new shoes in their favorite colors!
Jude and his new shoes
Eli and his new shoes

Apparently Isabel wasn't to happy that she wasn't included in this picture :-)